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My Pasture Walk

17 Sep

I will say, the hot weather makes it hard to get the goats to just show up at milking time.  Last week, I had to go bring the girls up several times.  One day, I even took my camera when I went to get them.

Maybeline and Odie

Socks (with Maggie in the back)

northern flicker

Penelope with Annie and Socks in the back

It is beautiful, but I think those girls should just come up when it’s time to milk and not make me go after them.

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On My Walk

29 Aug

On my walk to take pictures for the blog and check Maybeline (still no cria) and the goats,

Athena

I get to see lots of other things too.

robins

hawk

Sometimes, I even get them to sit still long enough to take a picture.

fritillary

red-headed woodpecker

hawk feather?

Luckily, we’ve had beautiful weather for walking in pasture.

Just Some Leftovers

23 Aug

Well, I’ve made it through the first couple of days back to work.  Here’s some leftovers from the past week.  Penelope is doing better now that she’s had some copper.  She was one of five March kids who got copper when everyone else did.

Penelope (front) and twin brother Pepe (back)

Why is it I see all these great pictures of butterflies sitting on pretty flowers, and the butterflies here sit on goat poop?

I need to band some little bucks since we’re getting to fall weather.  I really don’t need any oopsie babies next winter/early spring.

Pipsqueak and Moira; Chiffon in back

Vinnie’s little girl is adorable!  She is still getting one bottle a day, and she really looks good.

Venus

The red-headed woodpecker found something in the tree.

I wonder where s/he was taking it.

This dog is so goofy!

Sky

Cookie was enjoying the salt/mineral block.

Cookie

I am almost finished with making the cheese I need.  Then I need to do some yummy Mozzarella sticks and feta.

I did finish scooping the barn before I went to work.

Caroline

Lots of green beans!

I think I’ve decided to keep Moira.  She’s calm.  I can pet her, and she loves food.  That means she’ll be a good candidate for milking (I hope).  She also reminds me of her grandmaa, Coffee.

Snow White (facing away), Angela and Moira

The bottle kids are kind of annoying when I go into the north paddock.  I can’t get away from them, and they need to be weaned.

Vulcan and Venus

We finally have had several days with good rains.  That means I had a visitor!

Just a hawk flying over the trees.

Some of the ladies out in the Back Forty.

Bonnie, Vicgtoria, Stormy and maybe Pistol

Happy weekend!